Former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander Prays For Injured Alabama Qurterback Tua Tagovailoa
Kayla KosloskyReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Dec 06
During the Alabama v. Georgia game on Saturday, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his ankle and was rushed into surgery, but not before former NFL running back Shaun Alexander could stop and pray with him.
As Tua Tagovailoa is carted off the field after the game, former #Alabama great Shaun Alexander takes a moment to pray with him. #RollTide @Tuaamann #SECChampionship pic.twitter.com/5vQu7qP27C — Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) December 2, 2018
Tagovailoa, one of college’s most promising quarterbacks, is known for being very vocal about his Christian faith, he even made a point to give glory to God for Alabama's 2018 National Championship win.
Alexander, a record-holding NFL running back, is also well known for his Christian faith. Alexander played football in the NFL for nine years, during which he went to three Pro Bowls and Super Bowl XL. According to CBN News, Alexander holds the title for being the only player in NFL history to score 15 touchdowns or more in five consecutive seasons.
"I am a Christian that loves the Lord that just happens to play football, that happens to get to be on cool TV shows, that happens to get to be on commercials. I'm a Godly man first. I chase after God. I play football for the sole reason to give God Glory," he told CBN just before he retired from football.
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